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Wag Beards (To)

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“ʹTis merry in hall when beards wag all”—i.e. when feasting goes on.

“Then was the minstrel’s harp with rapture heard;

The song of ancient days gave huge delight;

With pleasure too did wag the minstrel’s beard,

For Plenty courted him to drink and bite.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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